What would you do when your company provides unlimited vacation but your manager doesn’t allow you to take day offs and says only after he says “ok”, then you can take any vacations. Even though the vacation you took was already less than 10 days a year.
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- VMware vDudeSounds like a shitty manager. Is s/he giving valid reasons why your requests are being rejected? We get unlimited vaca at vmw and I’ve never been denied. I probably take 5 weeks off a year or so.
- Dropbox / EngGGMW32I specifically asked my hiring manager if he had ever rejected a request for PTO. If unlimited PTO is a benefit they better believe I'm gonna use it (and I have)
- SurveyMonkey fibbyUnlimited PTO is just a ploy to not have to pay out vacation hours when you leave.
- Would you have 3 weeks a year pto with only being able to accrue 25 days or be able to take 5 weeks off a year but not be paid out? Easy decision for me. There's not really a point to take less vacation time and store them like a squirrel stores nuts. You burn out faster and are more stressed for less vacation time.Feb 42
- Unlimited pto is still a subject to manager’s approval. You can’t just take it whenever you like how much you like.
I’ve denied pto many times, but I always took time to explain the reason and work out compromise.
Now, what you described sounds like manager either targets you or just being an a-hole. Talk to your team and find out if it’s just you or entire team treated the same. Next time your PTO denied ask for the reason. And talk to HR. You don’t have to start with official complain, often times you can have “water cooler” conversation and you will get a feel where HR stands on this.
- Sprout Social 3eha8How is your relationship with your manager outside of PTO? Are you having performance issues that your manager has given you feedback on? Are you the only person on your team with these guardrails in place, or is it this manager’s “style” to deny vacation?